Business phone system installation
Business phone system installation is necessary for any business that needs to communicate with customers, employees, and vendors. The installation process can be difficult or easy depending on the type of system installed. Many companies are migrating towards VOIP to save money on phone expenses. Turnkey phone systems are the easiest to install because the software is pre-installed in the system, and the system will only need to be physically connected. Here’s what you need to know before, during, and after the installation of your system.
1. Determine How Many Handsets and Additional Data Ports You’ll Need
Though VOIP systems are fairly scalable, you still need to have a good idea of how many data ports or handsets you’ll need. If you’re installing a VOIP handset, it can be plugged into the computer’s network data port, and it will be operational. Any changes that you have to make to your network should be minimal, but if you need them, you should determine it before you install the system to ensure that you have the network router capacity to support the addition of telephone devices.
2. Collocate Equipment with Existing Computer Systems
When you locate your phone system, determine if you want to collocate your equipment with your existing computer system.
3. Install Data Cables if Necessary
If you need additional data cables, a professional data cable installer may be necessary. Although, some companies try to tackle this job themselves. If you decide that this is a do-it-yourself job, you’ll need a data port cable to the phone system. When the cables and data ports are in place, the telephone extension units can be plugged into the system with Cat 5 data patch cables.
4. Configure Your Phone System Software and Handsets
Configure your phone system and handsets. Review the instructions provided in the documentation accompanying the system. The documentation will tell you how to assign extension numbers and personalize phone extensions.
Business Phone System Installation is Easy if Instructions are Followed
Most people are unaware of the importance of a business phone installation until communication is interrupted. Every company should have a plan in place to ensure communication can commence as soon as possible. With the proper plan, the installation process will be efficient. VOIP installations can help business owners save money and installation time, but traditional business phone systems are often chosen by companies who prefer a system with familiarity.
If you’re business can support VOIP, contact a representative to learn more about their business phone system installation services. Both traditional business phone systems and VOIP installations can be discussed and compared to determine which will be best for the company.